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Collage to Cartoon... and Beyond! - with Molly Elkind

March 20 - March 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is the new, expanded version of Molly’s popular Collage to Tapestry Cartoon workshop. Veterans of that class and new students will both find it useful. You’ll make your own patterned and painted papers, then cut, tear, and paste them to design your tapestry. Explore mark-making to enliven the surface. Learn how to refine your collage to make a cartoon suitable for weaving. Then, pull out all the stops! ... explore open warps, irregular edges, stitch and mixed media to bring a collaged feel to your weaving. Leave with a cartoon ready to weave.


Students need to bring: blank paper or sketchbook, at least 8.5 x 11”; tracing paper at least 8.5” x 11”; colored and patterned found papers (such as scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, or pages from magazines), glue stick, pencil, pen, colored pencils and/or markers, sharpie marker, scissors.

This class is advanced beginner to advanced. A basic knowledge of tapestry weaving is required. 

Molly Elkind’s tapestry work was exhibited in a solo show in 2018 in Atlanta, just before she relocated to New Mexico. She has focused on weaving for over ten years, but Molly is also fluent in papermaking, mixed media collage, and embroidery. Molly earned an M.A. in Studio Art from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville in 2002, and in that year she was awarded an Artist Enrichment grant by the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Exhibition highlights include a solo show at Mercer University in Atlanta (2009) and numerous juried and invitational shows nationwide. Her work is in several private collections.  

Besides making art, Molly is passionate about teaching it, with a particular focus on design principles and processes. For over 20 years she has taught private students and at guilds and conferences nationwide.  

This class requires a minimum of eight students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $175 (Member $148)

Materials Fee: $35
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.